What is biosecurity and why is it important?

Biosecurity is the method of preventing human germs and disease from entering barns and infecting herds of animals. Pigs can very easily contract illness or germs carried by humans – which is why biosecurity practices are so important. Each time a farmer, veterinarian, or other visitor enters a pig barn, they are required to take a shower before coming into contact with pigs. By following these practices, farmers are able to keep germs and illnesses from entering their barns – ultimately keeping their pigs healthy and safe!